• Travel

    Travel jenuinely (and gluten-free!): Corfu, Greece

    My first time in Greece! It happened quite randomly, in that I was initially going to start in Croatia and proceed north, but then was told I should see Montenegro and Albania because they were even more beautiful and a lot cheaper. So I thought, why not? And Corfu just happened to be closer to the southern tip of Albania than it’s capital city, Tirana, saving me from backtracking, so I hopped a cheap flight there from Amsterdam (love that option in Europe!). Impressions + Encounters My only experience with Greece until now was basically through The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants ha. That set pretty high expectations, so I tried…

  • Food

    Nourishing the Root

    I had the recent privilege of cooking for a wonderful group of women at Dr. Casie Danenhauer’s Retreat to Your Root: A Yoga-based Retreat for Body, Mind, and Spirit Healing of the Pelvic Floor. This was the same retreat I attended two years prior, which turned out to be a life-changing experience. I believe the retreat ultimately provided me the opportunity and space to tap into my root, sit with my intuition, listen to my truth, and take aligned action. I’m so happy to have been able to support other women along their path, this time through providing nourishment for their bodies, minds, and souls. We decided on an organic,…

  • Fitness,  Health

    Why I move

    Tonight as I was walking the beach, I thought about why I move. When I was young, I moved for the love of the game. For the competition. To be the best. To win. To play. To laugh. At some point movement began to fulfill other needs, such as winning the approval of others, like coaches. For me to feel good enough. For me to think my body was good enough. Movement, while still always a joy, also became something I “had” to do, for me to fit a certain image. Something I thought I could control. Basically to be loved (what most things come down to). Over the past…

  • Life

    The two sides of quitting

    Quit. The word naturally carries a somewhat negative connotation, and yet, is it really so bad? I’d like to explore and share my thoughts on the two sides of quitting. In the “classic” sense, quitting is considered bad, as in you didn’t work hard enough or try hard enough. It’s associated with weakness and lack of discipline or grit. It’s synonymous with giving up. However, in another way, quitting is a very powerful way to honor your truth. It can be a sign of strength. When you quit, stop doing, something that is no longer serving you (or maybe never has). To quit is to change, and change is needed…

  • Travel

    When in Wausau

    Ohhh Wausau. This little town in Wisconsin that I’ve been going to each quarter to do visual merchandising for Nike. It’s quite a mixed bag, but like anywhere, has it’s gems. SO, if you ever find yourself there, here would be my suggestions for a little fun and (healthy-ish) food in the land of beer and cheese: Eat + Drink (gluten-free!): Allister Deacon’s Coffee House: Organic coffee, matcha, almond/coconut milks, oatmeal, gluten-free bread for sandwiches and paninis, salads, quiche and a few pastries too. Super nice and friendly 🙂 Patina Coffeehouse: Colectivo coffee, a delicious turmeric ginger chai latte, matcha, golden milk, almond/coconut milks, a few sandwich and smoothie options,…

  • Health

    “Why learning to cook is a primary form of self care” by Jasmin Rahim

    I have learned more about true health and well-being than any book or school could teach me, through working with Jasmin Rahim. She especially understands the balance between our emotional and physical bodies, and how that presents itself in the modern world. We are constantly being pushed option after option of “health” packaged in this meal or that program, yet it’s already in our kitchen. She wrote this article on Medium, which I believe is so important to read and incorporate into our lives. Enjoy! ************************************************************************************** Primary Care — Why learning to cook is the most fundamental skill for your health Most days, when I leave the office and take the train…

  • Fashion

    Sweet with an Edge

    If you know me, or read my blog, you probably also know that I love vintage floral dresses. I especially love this one because it has my favorite color (cream, yes), a belt (thank you for giving me a waist), lace at the neckline, the daintiest blue flowers, and the classic cut, but with a slightly shortened hem line. Making it a little bit sweet, with a little bit of edge 😉 I had to remove the shoulder pads, of course, and add an extra hole in the belt, but other than that it was good to go! This time I wore it on a hot early evening, while roaming…

  • Uncategorized

    Breaking routine

    There is definitely something to be said for having a routine. It grounds us. It provides consistency, which is key to achieving many things, be it a nutrition or fitness regimen, mastering new skills, building a community, career ambitions and more. It brings a sense of safety, familiarity, and ease. However, there is also something to be said for breaking your routine. You know that other dish on the menu that you’ve been curious to try, but keep sticking with your “favorite” because you know you’ll like it? Well what if you would actually like the other dish wayyy more? You’ll never know if you never break that routine. The…

  • Food

    My favorite ways to eat a sweet potato

    I love sweet potatoes. They are one of my favorite foods (and go-to carb ha). Once you roast one, you will never be able to eat a microwaved potato in your life. Same with popcorn (try the stovetop!).  So that’s what I do…I’ll wash, scrub, and poke holes in several at a time, bake in the oven at 400 degrees for about an hour, depending on size. And ta-da! Ooey sweet goodness. Slice in half, length-wise and smash flat with a fork. Then the toppings 🙂 I’ve tried many different combos, here are some of my favorites: The classic: coconut oil, cinnamon and pink salt The breakfast: almond butter, maple…

  • Fashion

    The Night Gown

    The vintage floral nightgown repurposed as a different kind of night-gown. It’s amazing what a belt and heels (and slip – hello sheer) can do. I love this piece for its pastel colors, pattern, and flow. It is one of the most comfortable dresses I’ve ever worn and can work as a sundress for the day with flat sandals, or a soft evening gown with heels. {Also loving this stunning vintage bag from Arlee Park! It’s the cutest shop started by two sisters, who are also photographers, so you can imagine that everything is so well curated and looks quite picturesque 🙂 ) Do you have any favorite re-purposed pieces?!…